50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #20: Easy hollowing, but how do I sand this thing?

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 05-23-2019 07:51 PM 370 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wanted to make a small and tall vessel, but didn’t want to build it in layers. So, I sized it so I could “hollow” it with a 2.375” Forstener bit held in the tailstock. Easy, clean, straight!

I drew some inspiration for the contrasting vertical band from some Youtube videos. I glued up the maple layers, then used a few passes on the table saw to make a slot for the walnut strip, and glued it in. Turned and sanded the outside to 400 grit.

I have finally figured out that Shellawax needs to be buffed at HIGH rpms, and the level of gloss is much higher. Overall, I am pleased with the result.

Question – I have seen some long, skinny holders for 2” sanding disks being used on Youtube, but haven’t found such a thing yet. Only the options with shorter, thicker handles and articulating heads that are too large for sanding something this size. Anyone have any ideas? I suppose I could make one.

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